Archive for September 2011 | Monthly archive page

Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, spoken word and fine music while shopping different local vendors.

This months focus is “Breast Cancer Awareness”. Last year our organization assembled over 200 individuals to help raise awareness. Attendees supported the cause by wearing the traditional pink ribbon and other creative fabrics. This year we hope to generate more individuals as we include our Walk and Flag football game at Roxborough High School Football field. The walk will begin at 9:00 am. Please spread the word and come help support this movement.

ARTS BEATS & EATS will take place at Primo Bacio Ristorante  (8460 Limekiln Pk) Towers At Wyncote. 7pm-11pm

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“A King should always travel in style”

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2011 Jeep Compass for a week for being a influential blogger in the city of Philadelphia. When I first saw the car I thought to myself “Soccer Dad” but I soon came to realize that that wasn’t the case.

The Jeep XP is in fact a smooth ride and it is very good on gas with 23 City and 27 Highway mpg. I would know this because I put 350 miles on it.  Throughout the week, the Jeep Compass came in handy with storage and getting me from meetings and photoshoots. I also received a lot of compliments on how nice the car was and how it complemented my fly.

With the help of Sammy Tarantino I was able to capture my experience with my first video on K.R.T. below. – K.R.T.


One goal that many people have is to be recognized in their craft and be noticed for their creativity. Since fashion is one of the many things I love and am dedicated to, it is an honor to be photographed by the world’s top men’s fashion magazine’s GQ. While this is not my first time on GQ, it is still thrilling to be included among so many stylish men, fashion professionals and to be in the consideration set of stylish gentlemen.

Attending NYFW, the difference between this season and last season is that people knew my name & brand rather then just my face. It also bought up thoughts of the GQ article on Worst Dressed Cities in America and Philadelphia being #6. I am not only representing myself  when I travel but for all the stylish people that come from Philadelphia and all the men around the world who may not get the recognition they deserve. This street style photo is only the start for many collaborations, my fashion career and furthering the Kings Rule Together mission. - K.R.T.

Outside of the lincoln center with fellow blogger Josh Kissi of Street Etiquette.

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“The best fashion show is definitely on the street” ~Bill Cunningham

One of the most common questions people ask me when I’m getting interviewed is “What inspires You”. I simply reply everyday people. I’m a risk taker in my style and I like to see others do the same with their style. Coming to New York fashion week with so many people from all over the world was really inspiring and it was great to see so many people take risks with their style. Check out some of the stylish people I captured at New York Fashion Week  Spring/Summer 2012. – K.R.T.

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Complex Mag pulled this picture from The Street Peeper  where they are highlighting some cool outfits from NYFW.

Ever since I met Claire of The Fashion Bomb last season of NYFW she has been showing the Young King love. I was featured twice on her site this NYFW here & here. Thanks Claire!


Spotted on New York Mag- The Cut with one of my favorite Photographers Karl-Edwin Guerre of Guerreisms as we sat outside The Lincoln Center waiting to capture cool street style.

After The IFB Bloggers Conference with Fajr Muhammad of Stylish Thought. We were stopped for a picture for the Nordstrom’s Blog.

Picture taken by Dario Calmese for Essence street style: Men of Fashion Week

Featured in Uptown Magazine‘s street style section.